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1979 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 81-80 .503
Rank: 6th in American League East
Run Differential: 760-805 -45
Roster Continuity 75.00% 19/26
Manager(s): Jeff Torborg, Dave Garcia
General Manager: Phil Seghi
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
Attendance: 1,011,644 22/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: John Bohnet (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Dave Garcia
Bullpen Coach: Chuck Hartenstein
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Third Base Coach: Joe Nossek

#1 Draft Picks

David Clyde (#1), Rick Manning (#2), Paul Dade (#10), Tom Veryzer (#11), Ted Cox (#17), Don Hood (#17)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10257.642--
9566.5908.0
9169.56911.5
8971.55613.5
8576.52818.0
8180.50322.0
53109.32750.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
28Rick ManningOF24   56067145
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513085548139713.259.323.304627.045.182.2750.87186.7170632
25Bobby BondsOF33   53893148
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1
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25
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8534237413584479.275.367.463830.188.346.3191.8221.5249631
11Toby Harrah3B30   52799147
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1
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20
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77209896082748.279.389.444833.165.355.2820.6726.4234635
29Andre Thornton1B29   51589120
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26
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9354909342178.233.347.449796.216.392.2331.0319.8231617
18Duane Kuiper2B29   47946122
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039493727478014.255.313.294607.040.106.2700.73--141528
15,21Tom VeryzerSS26   4494199
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0342534544010410.220.279.254533.033.102.2481.59--114501
35Gary AlexanderC26   3585482
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15
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54424610013377.229.313.391704.162.296.2682.1723.9140415
27Jim NorrisOF30   3535087
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3015104435016312.246.328.348676.102.241.2640.80117.7123406
21Mike HargroveOF29   33860110
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56236340522510.325.433.500933.175.358.3410.6333.8169413
44Cliff JohnsonDH31   2403765
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10
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018
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6120243951056.271.343.538881.267.375.2501.6313.3129274
9Ron HasseyC26   2232064
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3210191902438.287.339.404743.117.206.2961.0055.890249
22Ted Cox3B24   1891740
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2234142721217.212.272.307579.095.164.2261.9347.358208
0Paul DadeOF27   1702248
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18126122201121.282.326.371697.088.194.3061.8356.763185
13Ron PruittOF27   1662347
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2120192101215.283.355.361716.078.205.3131.1183.060188
12Dave Rosello2B29   1072026
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1410152700932.243.328.402730.159.308.2881.8035.743134
30Dell AlstonOF26   621018
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1244101001110.290.384.403787.113.274.3271.0062.02574
31Wayne CageDH-1B27   56613
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60251600001.232.295.321616.089.143.3083.2056.01861
16Bo DiazC26   3205
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001002600101.156.206.219425.063.125.1923.00--735
20Horace SpeedOF27   1462
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0001215700000.143.368.143511.000.429.2861.40--219
Batting Totals172153767601388206291387071439065778642317060122.258.336.384720.126.258.2771.2039.020666163
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Rick Wise33   15103.7234349200231.22291119624681082011.288.880.932.644.191.59
36Rick Waits27   16134.4434348300231.02301231142691915041.398.961.013.553.551.00
48Mike Paxton25   885.9133243010159.22101181051452703121.6411.810.792.933.941.35
37Dan Spillner27   954.61491330141157.215382811664975031.378.720.913.655.531.52
39Len Barker23   664.9329192030137.114679756709310021.589.590.394.606.111.33
43Sid Monge28   12102.40760005319131.09637359641089211.226.600.624.407.421.69
17Wayne Garland28   4105.211814201094.212070551134403031.6211.371.043.223.791.18
23Victor Cruz21   394.2261000481078.27041371044631211.447.971.145.017.181.43
33Eric Wilkins22   244.371614000069.2774134438521041.649.900.514.896.691.37
32David Clyde24   345.8798101045.2503330713174011.379.781.372.543.331.31
41Paul Reuschel32   218.00171005145.1734340711220001.8714.601.402.204.402.00
44Don Hood29   103.68130003122.0139911471011.235.320.415.732.860.50
42Larry Andersen26   007.4180004016.22514143470001.7113.241.592.123.711.75
56Sandy Wihtol24   003.2750000010.210440360001.188.180.002.454.912.00
Batting Totals81804.584021612851333214321502805729138570781445231.459.440.873.584.911.37
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary AlexanderC9140440185.9610.00
Ron HasseyC683452934.9920.00
Bo DiazC1563631.9580.00
Ron PruittC11223011.0000.00
Cliff JohnsonC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Andre Thornton1B1301089827100.9940.00
Mike Hargrove1B2822113123.9960.00
Wayne Cage1B7374031.0000.00
Ron Hassey1B2230011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Duane Kuiper2B140345380989.9880.00
Dave Rosello2B334084312.9760.00
Ted Cox2B421001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Toby Harrah3B127911601619.9400.00
Ted Cox3B522978411.9640.00
Dave Rosello3B1421223.8750.00
Ron Pruitt3B311001.0000.00
Paul Dade3B20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom VeryzerSS1482384461890.9740.00
Toby HarrahSS332255311.9620.00
Dave RoselloSS1112011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick ManningOF141417962.9860.00
Bobby BondsOF116267961.9790.00
Jim NorrisOF93214240.9820.00
Mike HargroveOF65135310.9930.00
Paul DadeOF3773431.9620.00
Dell AlstonOF3029210.9690.00
Ron PruittOF2943120.9570.00
Ted CoxOF1626220.9330.00
Horace SpeedOF1614020.8750.00
Gary AlexanderOF20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sid MongeP7613161732.8851.58
Victor CruzP61781420.7140.58
Dan SpillnerP49157918001.0001.55
Rick WaitsP342311543021.0002.26
Rick WiseP34231235322.9742.96
Mike PaxtonP331591620031.0002.04
Len BarkerP2913781321.9131.38
Wayne GarlandP189411830.8641.82
Paul ReuschelP174521012.9232.39
Eric WilkinsP166941262.7272.08
Don HoodP132234001.0002.86
David ClydeP9452610.8891.59
Larry AndersenP81604011.0002.22
Sandy WihtolP51022001.0003.53
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cliff JohnsonDH62.0000.00
Bobby BondsDH29.0000.00
Ron PruittDH14.0000.00
Gary AlexanderDH13.0000.00
Jim NorrisDH13.0000.00
Andre ThorntonDH13.0000.00
Wayne CageDH9.0000.00
Toby HarrahDH9.0000.00
Dell AlstonDH7.0000.00
Mike HargroveDH7.0000.00
Paul DadeDH4.0000.00
Horace SpeedDH4.0000.00
Ted CoxDH1.0000.00
Ron HasseyDH1.0000.00
Rick ManningDH1.0000.00


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